26 Grains Stoney Street Review: Homeboy and I checked out 26 Grains Stoney Street for weekend brunch last Saturday. They were busy, but we managed to secure two stools overlooking bustling Borough Market. The food was delicious, so we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. If you’re looking for weekend brunch at Borough Market or the best places to eat near London Bridge pop in for something tasty to eat.
“Known for their exciting and healthy bowls of porridge, 26 Grains also serve muesli, crepes, tarts and more. The emphasis is on using the best seasonal quality ingredients by founder Alex Hely Hutchinson.” Homegirl London
Neal’s Yard 26 Grains opened up five years ago. Stoney Street offers a more extended and refined menu. With a loyal following already, I’m sure the new venture in the heart of London’s food hub of Borough Market will be a success.
26 Grains Stoney Street Weekend Brunch Menu
At the weekend, brunch is between 8 am until 2.30 pm. The menu is concise but yummy. If you want to try one of their porridge bowls, the Malted Six Grain Porridge includes an apple and pear compote, and a quinoa seed crumble. Wow, that sounds amazing, and I want to go back to try it soon. The other is Turmeric Oat Porridge with fennel and honey granola, blood orange curd, orange, yoghurt and beetroot powder. Again, that sounds tempting.
We tried the Savoury Tart, which was London Fettle cheese, with herbs and beetroot. It had a crumbly seeded rye pastry which was the loveliest pastry I’ve ever tasted. It melted in your mouth, and every bite was sheer pleasure. The tart comes with a pile of leaves and soft boiled eggs (we asked for ours to be well done) and a dollop of creme fraiche. Overall, a simple plate of food but one which I will remember for many months to come. I’m not a big fan of beetroot, but I have to say that this tart may just have converted me!
The other dish we shared was the Breakfast Plate. It comprised of a soft boiled egg (we asked for ours to be hard-boiled), Ogleshield cheese, leaves with herbs, chunks of apple and usually ham which we swapped for smoked salmon. You also get a separate plate with homemade soda bread, whipped raw butter and plum jam. Everything tasted exceptional, especially the cheese. The soda bread was beautiful, and the plum jam was delightful.
Homemade Soda Bread, Whipped Raw Butter and Plum Jam
Other weekend brunch options include Smoked Trout with Scrambled Eggs, Beetroot Leaf and Herb Souffle Omelette and Oland Wheat Milk Crepes with Autumn Plum Compote. The prices range from £9-13.50, which is reasonable considering the high-quality ingredients. Add a House Chai Latte or Ginger, Matcha Latte or Ginger Hot Chocolate for £4. The restaurant also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with some exciting dishes. Currently, for lunch, they are serving a Warm Raclette Salad and for dinner Spaghetti Squash with Fermented Fava Bean Butter.
26 Grains Stoney Street Interiors
The restaurant interiors are contemporary and minimal. It has a stripped back and nonsense approach, similar to the food. The floor is polished concrete, and the walls are painted white with some natural wood cladding. You can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen. The marble-topped tables come with comfortable wooden chairs. Otherwise, you can perch on a stool by the counter or overlooking Borough Market. It’s a pleasant place to enjoy a weekend brunch with your lover, or you can meet up with a friend for lunch or dinner during the week.
26 Grains Stoney Street Information
To find out more about 26 Grains Stoney Street (Borough Market) and Neal’s Yard Restaurant (Covent Garden) take a look at the 26 Grains Website. The restaurant address is 2-3 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London SE1 9AA. The nearest stations are London Bridge, or it is a short walk from Borough. They serve food throughout the day from Monday to Saturday, starting at 8 am until 10 pm. Enjoy your meal; I know you will!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.